If you’re looking for some of the best horse TV shows to add to your watchlist, stick around!
While it’s true that many movies and shows that depict the bonds between humans and animals mostly feature dogs, we horse lovers aren’t totally left in the dust.
These top 10 horse TV shows of all time below prove it.
Let’s check them out!
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#1 Caitlin’s Way
Caitlin’s Way was a Canadian-American live-action, teen drama television series that aired on Nickelodeon for 3 seasons, from March 11, 2000, to April 28, 2002.
The series focuses on Caitlin Seeger (played by Lindsay Felton), a rebellious teenager, who moves to live with her late mother’s family on their Montana ranch in order to avoid going to juvenile hall after being arrested.
Where to Watch: While it’s not currently streaming on any of the major services, you can add it to your watchlist on Reelgood or TV Guide to be notified when it’s available.
#2 Free Rein
Free Rein was a British adventure, drama television series that aired on Netflix for 3 seasons, from June 23, 2017, to July 6, 2019.
It follows Zoe Phillips (played by Jaylen Barron), a 15-year-old girl from Los Angeles who spends the summer at her mother’s childhood home in the English countryside.
While at Bright Field Stables, Zoe forms a bond with a mysterious horse named Raven.
Where to watch: Free Rein is a Netflix exclusive and the only place to watch it.Want more horse TV shows suggestions that are available on Netflix? Watch the video below for inspo:
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Heartland is a Canadian family, comedy, drama television series that has aired on CBC for 14 seasons so far, premiering on October 14, 2007.
The series is based on the 26-novel series of the same name, by Lauren Brooke.
It showcases the lives of Amy Fleming (played by Amber Marshall), her older sister Louise “Lou” Fleming Morris (played by Michelle Morgan), and their grandfather Jackson “Jack” Bartlett (played by Shaun Johnston), as they deal with the challenges of running the family ranch in Alberta, Canada.
Where to watch: Heartland currently streams on Netflix and Hallmark Movies Now. It’s also available on Peacock (Free version), Tubi, Plex, and Vudu with ads.
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Horseland was an American animated, adventure television series that aired on CBS for 3 seasons, from September 16, 2006, to December 6, 2008.
The series is based on the 2006 AOL game titled “Horseland Junior.” Horseland follows the creative adventures of 6 pre-teens at Horseland Stables, along with their talking horses.
The 6 horse lover/horse teams include Alma Rodriguez (voiced by Emily Hernandez) and Button, Bailey Handler (voiced by David Kalis) and Aztec, Chloe Stilton (voiced by Bianca Heyward) and Chili, Molly Washington (voiced by Aleyah Smith), and Calypso, Sarah Whitney (voiced by Dana Donlan) and Scarlet and Zoey Stilton (voiced by Caroline Iliff) and Pepper.
Where to watch: Currently, Horseland is only streaming on Tubi (Free), or available to rent from Vudu.
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#5 Mister Ed
Mister Ed was an American television sitcom that aired on CBS for 6 seasons, from January 5, 1961, to February 6, 1966.
The series focuses on Wilbur Post (played by Alan Young), a cheerful, klutzy architect and Ed, his intelligent, wisecracking, talking Palomino horse.
Where to Watch: While it was recently on Hulu, Mr. Ed is currently only available on DVD.
Mystic is a British-New Zealand environmental, teen drama television series that has aired on CBBC (United Kingdom), TVNZ (New Zealand), and Seven Network (Australia) for 1 season so far, premiering on July 14, 2020.
The series is based on Pony Club Secrets, a series of children’s books by Stacy Gregg. Mystic tells the story of Issie Brown (played by Macey Chipping) and her newfound friendships with a group of horse-mad teenagers.
Where to Watch: At this moment, Mystic is only available on CBBC in the UK, so you’ll have to wait a bit until it comes to the US.
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Ride was a Canadian drama television series that aired on YTV for 1 season, from September 5, 2016, to February 24, 2017.
The series follows Katherine “Kit” Bridges (played by Kendra Leigh Timmins) after she moves to England when her father Rudy Bridges (played by Mike Shara) gets a job at Covington Academy, an elite equestrian boarding school.
While at school, Kit befriends TK, the school’s wildest and most stubborn horse.
Where to Watch: Ride is currently available on Paramount+.
#8 Spirit Riding Free
Spirit Riding Free is an American computer-animated television series that has aired on Netflix for 10 seasons so far, premiering on May 5, 2017.
The series is loosely based on the 2002 animated adventure movie “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.”
The show centers on Fortuna “Lucky” Prescott (voiced by Amber Frank), a young girl who forms a bond with Spirit Jr. a wild Kiger mustang.
It follows her adventures with her 2 best friends and their horses- Prudence “Pru” Granger (voiced by Sydney Park) and her horse Chica Linda, a Palomino and Abigail Stone (voiced by Bailey Gambertoglio) and her horse Boomerang, a Pinto.
Where to watch: Spirt: Riding Free is Netflix exclusive.
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#9 The Saddle Club
The Saddle Club was an Australian-Canadian adventure, family drama television series that aired on ABC TV (Australia) and YTV (Canada) for 3 seasons, from February 6, 2001, to April 10, 2009.
The series is based on the book series, of the same name, by Bonnie Bryant. The Saddle Club follows the lives of 3 aspiring equestrians, who form “The Saddle Club” at Pine Hollow Stables.
The 3 friends include Carole Hanson, Elizabeth “Lisa” Atwood, and Stephanie “Stevie” Lake.
Where to Watch: The Saddle Club currently streams for free on Tubi (with ads) or on Dove TV (subscription).
Wildfire was an American family drama television series that aired on ABC Family (now called Freeform) for 4 seasons, from June 20, 2005, to May 26, 2008.
After serving time at Camp LaGrange, a teen detention center, for stealing a car, Kristine “Kris” Furillo (played by Genevieve Cortese) gets a job as a stable hand at Raintree Farms, where she finds excitement and romance, and also develops a close bond with a horse named Wildfire.
Where to Watch: Wildfire streams for free on Tubi and Vudu with ads, or ad-free with an Amazon Prime Video subscription.
By now you should have plenty of great horse TV shows to keep you busy for a while! Enjoy!
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